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Country of Origin Labelling breakthrough

February 26, 2015

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said that the Coalition Government was moving to introduce better Country of Origin Labelling rules to give Australians a clearer understanding of where their food comes from. Read More »

Roundtable programme at GFIA 2015

February 24, 2015
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There are 25 roundtable discussions now scheduled at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture. One topic, 10 participants and 45 minutes to share views, debate solutions and network with people who understand your business. Roundtables are free to attend for pre-registered visitors. Read More »

Robotics and automation take off for farmers

February 24, 2015
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New research released last week by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is predicting that advanced robotics will boost productivity by up to 30% in many industries by 2025. Robotics will also lower total labour costs by 18% or more in countries like USA, Japan, China, South Korea and Germany. Read More »

Update: imported berries and Hepatitis A

February 24, 2015
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Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, have moved to update Australians on the situation involving imported frozen berries and Hepatitis A. The Ministers said today that 100% screening would apply to frozen berries from factories in China linked to the Australian Hepatitis A incident, which have been held pending further testing. This 100% testing will include testing for Hepatitis A indicators. Read More »

Complimentary invitation to GFIA Opening Ceremony and Exhibition

February 17, 2015
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Organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have extended a FREE invitation to the Opening Ceremony, including entry into the exhibition where 250 suppliers of sustainable agriculture technology will be presenting their latest innovations. Keynote speakers include John Kerry, United States Secretary of State, and Prince Charles. Read More »

Arid-Land Crop Hydroponics and Algae Production workshop

February 13, 2015
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The University of Arizona and the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water will present a workshop on Arid-Land Crop Hydroponics and Algae Production at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 9-11 March 2015. Read More »

Over $11 million to think big about market access for small exporters

February 13, 2015
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Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, is today calling for applications for more than $11 million in grants to improve market access for small exporters of dairy, meat, egg, fish, horticulture and grain products. Read More »